By: Amy Cooper, Detroit Ginger


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By: Acronym Creative Studio

For people who love Movement but hate the PLUR, who love the good vibes and hate the crowds, and who love House and Techno, rather than Dubstep and Trap – this festival is just for you. 

On a gorgeous day in Belle Isle, you can’t get any better than Charivari. The stages are exuding prime music, when you want to take a break, you can chill on a blanket, and the free form, chill atmosphere is just what locals of Detroit love. 

Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

Not only can you relax an take in music, there are local vendors, artists, and spaces for playing frisbee or dancing, because duh, it’s Belle Isle. 

Speaking with Patricia Lay-Dorsey, otherwise known to Detroit as Grandma Techno, she said that the crowd has steadily increased since it’s opened this morning. “It’s exactly what we need.”

The other great part about Charivari Detroit? There are all ages, all types, all races. You can’t map anyone into a particular category. From the local scene, there are many identifiable faces, but there are also many new faces. 

 

As of right now, there’s still a few more acts that are due to play, including Detroit House local favorite Golf Clap, but I’m calling it now – this is a success. 

Tomorrow’s lineup is extensive and a must see, including local sister-act Ghita Sisters (1-2 PM, Band Shell) and a power block from Detroit Techno Militia (3-4:30 PM, Band Shell). And let’s not forget the royalty children, Sanderson Brothers (9-10 PM, Red Stage). 

And for the techno snobs out there, we’ve got digital and vinyl spinners. Visit tomorrow starting at 12 PM.

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Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

By: Amy Cooper, Detroit Ginger


An artist painting the Pabst Blue Ribbon Bus Film Photo By Acronym Creative Studio

An artist painting the Pabst Blue Ribbon Bus Film Photo By Acronym Creative Studio

MOPOP 2015 was full of up and downs this year, and most things were due to issues beyond MOPOP Management’s control.

The set up and execution of the festival was well near perfect with the food trucks, beer tents, bathroom round up, and art to view all the way down the side of the riverfront. The spit of land works perfectly for festivals, leaving the concert goers to desire more festivals to be held across the street from the Detroit Post Office Headquarters.

The Crowd at MOPOP 2015 hanging out on the Riverwalk Strip. Film Photo By Acronym Creative Studio

The Crowd at MOPOP 2015 hanging out on the Riverwalk Strip. Film Photo By Acronym Creative Studio


Iron and Wine, 2015 Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

Iron and Wine, 2015 Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

DAY 1:

The issue came when rain began to pummel in during Iron and Wine‘s set – which forced photographers to hide underneath tarps, concert goers to take cover, and eventually be shoo’d away from the stages. 

MOPOP Management requested that most head to their cars to take cover, and with that came the unfortunate mishap that after waiting, some people left, in fear that the show had ended, and then left them up in arms for not being alerted that Brandon Flowers and Chromeo had returned to the stage. 

A MOPOP Patron Mud Sliding after Iron and Wine discontinued their set, pre-massive flooding. Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

A MOPOP Patron Mud Sliding after Iron and Wine discontinued their set, pre-massive flooding. Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

Mr. Brightside indeed #MoPopFest

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Many left heartbroken notes in regard to Brandon on the MOPOP Festival Instagram, saying that they were told to leave and they were furious and saddened by missing The Killers frontman. I happened to be the one of many who missed Flowers due to being told to leave, so I can share those sentiments.

Luckily, Flowers spoke to NME recently, in which he concluded that “Being onstage without [The Killers] is different, but I try to look for the similarities rather than dwell on the differences because I need that comfort, I guess,” and shared this might be his last solo record. So hopefully that means we will have more chances to see Brandon fronting The Killers instead. 

Concertgoer Bill Patzelt shared with DG that Flowers played for about a half hour, and then Chromeo went on until 11PM and was promptly cut short. 

I get Jealous! @chromeo #MoPopFest

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DAY 2:

The second day of the festival was a lot more dry in terms of the weather. All the artist played and played on time, except for Passion Pit. Sadly, they were out due to an ilness in the band, which left many of the concert goers, once again, heartbroken.

MOPOP did not release the information of sickness until the morning of, which was frustrating for some of the people who’d bought tickets just to see Passion Pit, or worse, had TRAVELED to see them. Fans were lamenting on Instagram and Facebook of the lineup change. 

Due to ongoing illness, Passion Pit's performances at WayHome Music & Arts Festival in Oro Medonte, Canada on 7/25 and…

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Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Film Shot By Acronym Creative Studio

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Film Shot By Acronym Creative Studio

On the bright side, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas were the new fan favorite, with the local fronting the band. “Don’t Take My Man To Idaho” was the favorite mover and shaker, and Jessica made sure that the crowd knew how proud she was to hail from Detroit.

Then, for the grand finale, Modest Mouse.  Though nobody could really understand Milo speaking to the crowd (we’re sure he was on something), they sounded identical to their recordings, as they played “World at Large” off of “Good News for People Who Love Bad News.”

They were worth the wait during the set, and it sealed the weekend off perfectly. If given the chance, I would most definately go to MOPOP again, and hope to see what it’s like when there’s not a massive rainstorm that wrecks the first day. 

By: Amy Cooper, Detroit Ginger


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Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

A teen from North Carolina, Cassie Mattheis, set off to Detroit with the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering, as an ongoing worship to life, and to show the world their faith through community service projects. 

When Cassie returned home, she penned THE BEST letter, showing the world that Detroit was not as bad as the media makes it out to be. 

She says in her post, “… I was expecting a city filled with broken dreams and shattered glass, a city devoid of life and hope. I expected a scene of desolation against the backdrop of a dead city. But you are not dead. You are so very much alive.”

We are so happy and thankful that someone like Cassie came along to share what she saw. It helps us realize that though we still have a long way to go, that people are noticing that we are up and coming, and that we will not be taken for granted.

And, it’s a great post to have today, on Detroit’s 314th Birthday. 

Thank you to the Detroit Free Press for sharing the post with the rest of the city. 

By: Amy Cooper, Detroit Ginger


Southfield native GRiZ decided to throw down last night for what he dubbed GRiZmas In July, which was held at Bookie’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Detroit. It was a guerrilla announcement that came in the afternoon, which sent people flocking for $10 a pop to get in to see the future-funk-esque DJ. 

The line was all the way around the block by 6PM and the show didn’t start till 9:30PM, so people waited in line as a first come first serve basis. Congratulations to the guys that were first in line, by the way. 

Chris Urbanek & Enrico Battan (as they are referenced on Facebook) were the first pair in line for #GRizmasInJuly, and also served as a source for finding out how many people were already in line after them. Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

Chris Urbanek & Enrico Battan (as they are referenced on Facebook) were the first pair in line for #GRizmasInJuly, and also served as a source for finding out how many people were already in line after them. Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

Santa Baby.  Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

Santa Baby.  Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

Line at GRiZ, accompanied by a legitimate flag! Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

Line at GRiZ, accompanied by a legitimate flag! Photo: Acronym Creative Studio


We reached out to the Insta-world and asked for you all to hashtag your pictures and videos #GRizmasInJuly so we could share them with the rest of the GRiZFam, and here are some of the best! 

We also partied for #GRiZmasInJuly last night. Insaneeee. #GRiZ #Detroit @mynameisgriz

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#grizmasinjuly with these homies

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Last night was bonkers 😮#grizmasinjuly

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GRiZ FAM #GRiZMasInJuly #notmyphoto

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Meeting the homie @mynameisgriz #rooftopparty #getthefunkdown #grizmasinjuly

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Sound check 1,2, 1,2 #GrizmasInJuly

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Also, check this shot out from Homies with Hanford, who got some exclusive clicks. 

#grizmasinjuly

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Hope everyone had a fabulous time! See ya next time, friends! #showlovespreadlove

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By: Amy Cooper, Detroit Ginger


With the success of Country Club Disco’s Easter Edition event, leading men of Golf Clap Hugh Cleal and Bryan Jones hook another amazing act for their April 24 show at The Garden Theater. HANNAH WANTS, a U.K. native, has toured the globe including Ibiza, the U.K, and the U.S. comes now. It’s HANNAH WANTS first time in Detroit, and it will be a memorable performance, to be sure. She picked up the Best Breakthrough DJ at the DJ Mag awards and Mixmag’s Best Breakthrough DJ and Star Of The Year in 2014, and 2015 is shaping up to be an epic year.

Country Club Disco brings on support artists Treasure FingersBilly KennyGolf ClapDoug EnglishRoss Regs, and Jay Biggs, most of whom were warming up at the Country Club Disco Season Opener Event on Wednesday, April 23. The event brings on special amenities, including running till 4AM, being 18+, and keeping the parking structure behind the venue at the corner of Alexandrine and Woodward open for the concert goers.

With this particular setup, Country Club Disco is leading the way for a House music revolution. Detroit has already been known for one of the Techno Meccas of the world, and now this label is looking to create a new pulsating pride for the city.

Tickets are still available and affordable for the event, $25 for General Admission and $35 for VIP. They can be purchased here.

To see photos from the last event, click here to route to DetroitGinger.com.

To see photos from the last event, click here to route to DetroitGinger.com.


ARTIST INFORMATION: 

HANNAH WANTS – UK
http://www.hannahwants.com/
https://soundcloud.com/hannah_wants
https://www.facebook.com/hannahwantsdj
https://twitter.com/hannah_wants

TREASURE FINGERS – ATL
Fools Gold
http://treasurefingers.com/
https://soundcloud.com/treasurefingers
https://www.facebook.com/itstreasurefingers

BILLY KENNY – UK
This Ain’t Bristol
https://soundcloud.com/billykennymusic
https://www.facebook.com/billykennymusic
https://twitter.com/billykennymusic

GOLF CLAP
Country Club DiscoSimma Black
https://www.facebook.com/golfclapdet
https://soundcloud.com/golfclapdet
https://twitter.com/golfclapdet

DOUG ENGLISH & ROSS REGS
Country Club Disco, Sleazy GAnabatic Records
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doug-English/
https://soundcloud.com/doug-english313
https://soundcloud.com/rossregs

JAY BIGGS
Country Club Disco
https://soundcloud.com/jay-biggs-detroit
https://www.facebook.com/JayBiggsDetroit

11041083_10204487617891128_8320617130948692476_nWith the success of Country Club Disco’s Easter Edition event, leading men of Golf Clap Hugh Cleal and Bryan Jones hook another amazing act for their April 24 show at The Garden Theater. HANNAH WANTS, a U.K. native, has toured the globe including Ibiza, the U.K, and the U.S. comes now. It’s HANNAH WANTS first time in Detroit, and it will be a memorable performance, to be sure. She picked up the Best Breakthrough DJ at the DJ Mag awards and Mixmag’s Best Breakthrough DJ and Star Of The Year in 2014, and 2015 is shaping up to be an epic year.

Country Club Disco brings on support artists Treasure Fingers, Billy Kenny, Golf Clap, Doug English, Ross Regs, and Jay Biggs, most of whom were warming up at the Country Club Disco Season Opener Event on Wednesday, April 23. The event brings on special amenities, including running till 4AM, being 18+, and keeping the parking structure behind the venue at the corner of Alexandrine and Woodward open for the concert goers.

With this particular setup, Country Club Disco is leading the way for a House music revolution. Detroit has already been known for one of the Techno Meccas of the world, and now this label is looking to create a new pulsating pride for the city.

Tickets are still available and affordable for the event, $25 for General Admission and $35 for VIP. They can be purchased here.

To see photos from the last event, click here to route to DetroitGinger.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ARTIST INFORMATION: 

HANNAH WANTS – UK
http://www.hannahwants.com/
https://soundcloud.com/hannah_wants
https://www.facebook.com/hannahwantsdj
https://twitter.com/hannah_wants

TREASURE FINGERS – ATL
Fools Gold
http://treasurefingers.com/
https://soundcloud.com/treasurefingers
https://www.facebook.com/itstreasurefingers

BILLY KENNY – UK
This Ain’t Bristol
https://soundcloud.com/billykennymusic
https://www.facebook.com/billykennymusic
https://twitter.com/billykennymusic

GOLF CLAP
Country Club Disco, Simma Black
https://www.facebook.com/golfclapdet
https://soundcloud.com/golfclapdet
https://twitter.com/golfclapdet

DOUG ENGLISH & ROSS REGS
Country Club Disco, Sleazy G, Anabatic Records
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doug-English/
https://soundcloud.com/doug-english313
https://soundcloud.com/rossregs

JAY BIGGS
Country Club Disco
https://soundcloud.com/jay-biggs-detroit
https://www.facebook.com/JayBiggsDetroit

Golf Clap’s main men Hugh Cleal and Bryan Jones operate a self proclaimed “Detroit-based gentlemen’s society” on their Record Label Country Club Disco, which is heavily involved in the local house scene, and engage many acts to come to Detroit. With Movement 2015, an annual electronic music festival occurring in just a month in Hart Plaza, Country Club Disco kicked off the synth season at The Grasshopper Underground in Ferndale Wednesday, April 22.

With artists from across Detroit to across the globe, The Grasshopper Underground plays host to acts from locals to world renown artists of the house and other electronic persuasions. Performers considered to be Detroit Royalty like Kevin Saunderson and world known artist John Acquaviva have played the venue this past year, so locals like the men on the Country Club Disco label are paving the way of House music comeback in the city.

Last night’s event showcased Golf Clap, Doug English, Ross Regs, and Jay Biggs, which created a night to remember. Typically, these artists will pass through and sometimes do gigs together, but playing each a separate set. This time was off format in terms that they began swapping in a few songs a piece and did a round rotation.

The merchandise team was on hand last night, peddling out Limited Edition Snapbacks for $15, which will be available as supplies last for the upcoming show on Friday the 25th of April at The Garden Theater located in Midtown of Detroit.

These artist can be seen regularly at The Grasshopper Underground when they aren’t touring. To follow the artists on their Detroit Events, link up with Country Club Disco on Facebook.